Russian blocking game was dominant, as the defending champions had no problem to close as Pool leaders.
Tijuana, Mexico, September 13, 2015 - After their third match in third sets, Russia finished the first phase as the best team and finished as leader in Pool B.
The team coached by Mkhail Nikolaev showed a dominant and powerful performance against The United States with another three sets victory by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-15.
Maxim Belogortcev and Sergei Pirainen scored 10 points apiece for the Russian team while Jeffrey Jendryk closed with 9 for The United States. They key was in the blocking game.
Russia had their best weapon in this department with a huge difference of 14-6 and also 5 collective aces (2 by Sergei Pirainen and 2 by Kirill Ursov) against none by the Americans, that will depart to Mexicali to play in the qualification round for places 9 to 16.